Oh, that I knew where I might find HIM!” Job 23:3
The believer’s happiness consists very much in the presence of God, and a sense of His love. His happiness is not in place, or circumstances, or friends but in God Himself as revealed in Jesus.
at any time,
in any condition,
alone or in any company,
we can be happy–if we realize that God is present, and can enter into communion with Him.
Real religion always . . .
centers in God,
feasts on God, and
is satisfied with God alone.
The teachings of the Holy Spirit brings us away from other sources of peace and satisfaction–to God alone. And in God, as made known in Jesus–we find . . .
all we want
all we wish,
all we can enjoy!
“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand!” Psalm 16:11. Oh, blessed thought! Having been brought to set our hearts on God, to find our happiness in God–soon, very soon, we shall enjoy His perfect, perpetual presence; and shall never more sigh, or cry, “Oh, that I knew where I might find HIM!”
“And so we will be with the Lord forever!” 1 Thessalonians 4:17
James Smith (1860) (I encourage you to read the full article)
This is the kind of happiness I pursue, one that is rooted in Christ alone, the kind that only happens when you live in the Sacred, fully aware that all you do is because of Him and for Him; the kind that is found in God’s presence alone.
May you have a happy weekend, dear friend!
>Such a beautiful capture, the light and movement is lovely. And the excerpt from James Smith is full of truth…Im off to read the rest of the article =)
>I pray I will never forget this truth! I love James Smith -Thank you for this Becky.With love,diane
>I love that photo, Becky. It is so simple and beautiful. What is more, I don't see the wheat as much as I see the wind and the One who sent it–you captured His handiwork!Love,-E
>I can only echo your words, Becky: "This is the kind of happiness I pursue". Yes, me too. "I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes— I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!" (Job 19:25-27).